Sourdough Sticks

Sourdough Sticks

Here is a fun fast bread to make that I just can't stop eating.  They have a nice crunky crust with a soft crumb.  I brought a bunch of them to work and we are just gobbling them down.  I like the look of them too with all of their lumps and bumps.  This is a very simple bread to make, it is just flour, water, and salt.  You can read more about it here.  http://oakflatsourdough.homeunix.com/index.php/2009/Bread/sourdough-stic...

4 comments

Did you slash them at all?

KC

Looks like some of them have slashes dosen't it?  No, I didn't slash them at all.  The picture makes them look larger than they really are.  I thought about slashing them but figured they were to small and wet.  The crumb is very ciabatta like with lots of big ireggular holes.

 I was wondering about the crumb LD..."big irregular holes" you say..I like em.. very rustic a bit like a big soft Italian Grissini. I have a special dinner party coming up and these would be a smash hit I'm sure.

Thanks LD, you've done it again!

 Yea Johnny the overall hydration of the final dough is over 75% so you get an idea of what kind of breads have that hydration and the crumb they have.  I didn't think about the hydration of the preferment being at 100% and the overall amount of preferment being 95% when I came up with my formula.  When I look back now I was trying for something in the 65% hydration range but I can't argue with the results.  I already have a request for them again for a birthday.  Grissini is something that I don't think I have ever had, I will be sure to check it out if I get a chance.